There are an increasing number of veterans returning home who may end up homeless due to a myriad of issues; family connection, mental and physical challenges, and difficulty transitioning to civilian life.
The “Picture This: Ending Homelessness Among Veterans” webcast and forum, streamed live on June 13, 2013 at the Pritzker Military Library. It consisted of invited presentations from a select group of local leaders. Fox32 Chicago held the webcast here.
If you are a Veteran who has lost your home, receive the support you’ve earned to get back on your feet. Contact VA’s National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838) to speak to a trained VA responder. The hotline and online chat are free and neither VA registration nor enrollment in VA healthcare is required to use either service.
When you call or join the online chat:
- You will be connected to a trained VA responder.
- The responder will ask a few questions to assess your needs.
- If you’re a Veteran, you may be connected with the Homeless Program point of contact at the nearest VA facility.
- Contact information will be requested so staff may follow up.
VA offers these services, all available via 1-877-4AID-VET, to homeless Veterans and Veterans at risk of homelessness and their families. Also, visit: http://www.va.gov/homeless/for_homeless_veterans.asp#one